Killian Acre Amanda Room

House - Private room · SW 99th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176, United States
Hiram & Karen
Your host, Hiram & Karen
3 Reviews
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The Space

Killian Acre Culinary Exchange Bed and Breakfast
At Killian Acre we have had travelers from all parts of the world and something we have found most rewarding is cooking and sharing recipes from our countries. I cook my Cuban dishes and our guest theirs. In this relaxed environment we really learn how much we are all alike. Of course this is not required, it’s just something we enjoy and our guests are welcome to participate.
Ranch style "Hacienda Home" in the heart of Miami. The Amanda room has a queen size bed with an orthopedic mattress, closet space, desk, drawers and a 32” flat screen TV-WIFI. This room has been recently upgraded. We have two full bathrooms to be shared by our guests according to their needs. Our home has a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and we love to cook, and you are welcome to use kitchen as needed. Living area of our airy great room includes, the kitchen, dining, living, and family rooms with a 60" flat screen TV/cable. Our home is on a lavishly landscaped acre with beautiful tropical fruit trees, flowers and a vegetable garden in season.
We are close to some of the best restaurants and movie theaters in town. If shopping is your thing, we are close to some of the best shopping in Miami, Dadeland Mall, The Falls, Merrick Park, Dolphin Mall, and more. We are less than two miles away from the world renowned Baptist Hospital, less than five miles to South Miami and Larkin Hospitals less than 6 miles to Miami Children’s and Kendall Regional Hospitals. We have easy access to all major expressways in the area. Surrounding us are several walking trails, local bicycle routes, parks and The Killian Greens Golf Club, “open to the public", within walking distance. We are 15 miles from the entrance of the Everglades, 25 miles from the Florida Keys, 16 miles to Miami Beach and 10 miles to Key Biscayne. For those interested in flying, we are 4 miles from the Tamiami Airport. Our home offers a beautiful pool area with large gazebo, lounge chairs, outdoor furniture, BBQ and smoker.
Greater Miami is very spread out. Our advice to get the most out of your trip is to rent your own car. Car rental at the airport is more expensive than renting at a national car rental location outside the airport. We have several locations within 3 miles of our home and can give you information if requested. If renting a car is not your thing we have easy access to public transportation. The local bus stop is .4 mile from our home about a 12 minute easy walk. If you need further information on the public transportation system go to (website hidden)
There is plenty of free parking in our secure private gated driveway. I am a native Miamian's therefore know all that our fine city has to offer. Both my husband and I are fluent in English and Spanish. We are available for taking you shopping or dropping you off and picking you up at your destination of choice*.
My husband and I are Harley Davidson aficionados and welcome bikers. We can arrange beautiful bike tours in the area and motorcycle rentals*. Also available to my guest are licensed cosmetologist, masseuse, aqua therapist, manicurist and pedicurist in the comfort of my home at your request. Washer and dryer are available free of charge upon request. Also available are two mountain bikes for rent $10 per day per bike. We also have a GARMIN GPS loaded with our favorite points of interest marked for $5.00 per day. Please tell me ahead so I can reserve them for you.
*additional charge

Guest Access

There is plenty of free parking in our secure private gated driveway. I am a native Miamian's therefore know all that our fine city has to offer. Both my husband and I are fluent in English and Spanish. We are available for taking you shopping or dropping you off and picking you up at your destination of choice*.
My husband and I are Harley Davidson aficionados and welcome bikers. We can arrange beautiful bike tours in the area and motorcycle rentals*. Also available to my guest are licensed cosmetologist, masseuse, aqua therapist, manicurist and pedicurist in the comfort of my home at your request. Washer and dryer are available free of charge upon request. Also available are two mountain bikes for rent $10 per day per bike. We also have a GARMIN GPS loaded with our favorite points of interest marked for $5.00 per day. Please tell me ahead so I can reserve them for you.
*additional charge

Interaction with Guests

At Killian Acre we have had travelers from all parts of the world and something we have found most rewarding is cooking and sharing recipes from our countries. I cook my Cuban dishes and our guest theirs. In this relaxed environment we really learn how much we are all alike. Of course this is not required, it’s just something we enjoy and our guests are welcome to participate.

The Neighborhood

Ranch style "Hacienda Home" in the heart of Miami. The Amanda room has a queen size bed with an orthopedic mattress, closet space, desk, drawers and a 32” flat screen TV-WIFI. This room has been recently upgraded. We have two full bathrooms to be shared by our guests according to their needs. Our home has a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and we love to cook, and you are welcome to use kitchen as needed. Living area of our airy great room includes, the kitchen, dining, living, and family rooms with a 60" flat screen TV/cable. Our home is on a lavishly landscaped acre with beautiful tropical fruit trees, flowers and a vegetable garden in season.

Getting around

Greater Miami is very spread out. Our advice to get the most out of your trip is to rent your own car. Car rental at the airport is more expensive than renting at a national car rental location outside the airport. We have several locations within 3 miles of our home and can give you information if requested. If renting a car is not your thing we have easy access to public transportation. The local bus stop is .4 mile from our home about a 12 minute easy walk. If you need further information on the public transportation system go to (website hidden)

Other Things to Note

Please feel free to ask any questions. If we don't offer it, it doesn't mean that we don't have it. For example you need a crib, or a private boat tour, 10 best places to have a picnic in Miami, etc.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • This was our first airbnb experience we were pleasantly surprised with our stay at Killian Acre. Karen and Hiram are amazing people. They are extremely kind, caring and friendly. They treated us like family and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We ate together often and learned a great deal about each others culture through our cooking. Their house is very clean and cozy. Their back yard looks like it came out of a magazine. We spent many mornings just relaxing outside by the pool and never wanting to get up. Ahhh I miss it already!! If this is your first airbnb experience, please don't hesitate and give Hiram and Karen a try. We have had such an amazing experience staying with them and believe future airbnb's have very big shoes to fill. Hiram and Karen are simply the gold standard for airbnb!!! We can't wait to come back one day!! Miss ya guys!!!

    -Jessica and Rick

    April 2014
    Hiram & Karen
    Response from Hiram & Karen:

    The Amanda Room will never be as happy as it was with the two of you. We miss you and thank you for the wonderful review hope to see you again!!

    April 2014
  • Hiram and Karen are wonderful host! There is no doubt that they enjoy beeing hosts and make you feel at home right away. We planned our actitvities a little in advance, but actually followed only their suggestions for activities once we arrived. We could´nt have chosen better. They know the country very well and love to share their experience. I could spend all afternoon describing their home and lovely atmosphere, but actually you should go there yourself, words can´t descirbe it enough anyway!
    Thanks a lot!

    Und nun auf Deutsch, auf Nummer sicher:
    Hiram und Karen sind ausserordentlich sympathische Gastgeber. Man fühlt sich sofort zu Hause und kann das schöne Haus und Frühstück am Pool geniessen. Was kann besser zum Einstieg in einen wundervollen Tag in Florida sein? Die Gegend ist bestens geeignet um von dort aus in die Everglades, Keys oder auch nach Miami zu fahren! Wir können diese Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen!

    April 2013
  • My stay with Karen & Hiram was extremely comfortable and relaxing. Their house and backyard/pool area is clean, creative, and peaceful. Both Karen & Hiram have the perfect personalities for running a b&b. They are accommodating, genuine, and helpful. They excelled at making me feel instantly welcomed. I could not be more pleased with them, their house, and my first impression of using airbnb!

    February 2013
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Arlington High School, The Wentworth Institute of Technology
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We are semi-retired and love meeting new people. Our children are all out of the nest leaving us with tons of energy to burn. We are active and energetic, love the outdoors, long walks, bike riding, working out and riding our motorcycles. Our kitchen is used daily since we love cooking and eating good food. Of course being from Miami and Cuba we love a tropical style of living, the beach, water sports, tropical fruits, exotic plants and flowers. My husband and I also love music and art , we enjoy local concerts and support the local art community.
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